LICENSE AND INSPECTION REVIEW

Board of License and Inspection Review

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Board of License and Inspection Review ("LIR Board") is to ensure independent oversight to the license and property maintenance inspection determinations reached by the License Officer and Code Officials of the City of Pittsburgh Department of Permits, Licenses and Inspections ("PLI").

The LIR Board adjudicates appeals of orders, decisions or determinations related to Title VII, Business Licensing, and Title X, Building, Chapter 1004, International Property Maintenance Code ("IPMC"), of the Pittsburgh City Code. After hearing the appeal, the LIR Board will affirm, modify, reverse, vacate, or revoke the notice, order, or action from which an appeal is taken.

  • Click here to read and download the LIR Board By Laws.
  • Click here to read and downloard the LIR Board Rules and Regulations.
  • Click on the links in the Menu on the right side of this page to read about the LIR Board members, meeting schedule, agendas, and minutes. 

HOW TO FILE AN APPEAL

  1. Click here on LIR Board appeal application to download the application online or pick up a copy of the appeal application at PLI’s office at 200 Ross Street, Suite 320 Pittsburgh, PA 15219, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (the office is closed on certain holidays).
  2. Complete the appeal application.
  3. Get a check or money order for the filing fee and make it payable to "Treasurer City of Pittsburgh." Please consult the PLI Fee Schedule for the most up-to-date filing fee.
  4. Submit the appeal application, along with a copy of the notice that you are appealing and the payment for the filing fee, either in person during normal business hours or by mail to:

    Department of Permits, Licenses, and Inspections
    200 Ross Street, STE 320
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219
    The City is not responsible for payments or documents that are lost in the mail.

  5. After the application is processed, if it has been properly and timely filed, PLI will schedule an appeal hearing with the Board.
  6. At least seven (7) days prior to the hearing date, PLI will mail a notice of the scheduled hearing, including the date and location of the hearing, to the mailing address provided to PLI on the appeal application.
  7. At the hearing, the person who filed the appeal (the Appellant) is responsible for bringing their witnesses and providing copies of all materials, documents, and evidence to the Board. The Appellant should bring enough copies of those things for all of the Board members and the opposing side (PLI) to view, as well as copies to be kept as part of the hearing record.